PERRY, Ga. (AP) -- The owner of a home day care has been indicted on felony murder charges after police say a 3-year-old boy left in a car died from a stroke.
The Telegraph of Macon reports that a Houston County grand jury indicted 50-year-old Shelia Henderson on Tuesday. She was also charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree cruelty to children and reckless conduct.
Police say the temperature was 95 degrees when the child died from a heat stroke last year. He was left in a parked car for an hour outside the Sister-n-Sister Home Day Care in Warner Robins, Ga.
Police say Henderson thought the child was in the day care but realized he was still in the locked car after returning from lunch with her 66-year-old sister Johnnie Mae Grayer and two other children.